Protons fuel graphene prospects

26 Nov 2014 Graphene, impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, University of Manchester researchers have found. Published in the journal Nature, the discovery could revolutionise fuel cells and other hydrogen-based technologies as they require a barrier that only allow protons – hydrogen atoms stripped off their electrons […]

Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre to jointly fund research by Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) into the application of fuel cells on airliners.

A new chapter has been opened in the quest to make commercial air transport more environmentally and economically sustainable, with the agreement by Airbus and South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre to jointly fund research by Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) into the application of fuel cells on airliners. The initial three-year project, which will be undertaken […]

Self-healing “artificial leaf” produces energy from dirty water

By Darren Quick   The ‘artificial leaf’ created by Daniel G. Nocera, Ph.D. and his team now has self-healing capabilities (Photo: Dominick Reuter) The 2013 Passat TDI – See How Affordable Premium Features Can Be. Build Your Own Passat Today Ads by Google Back in 2011, scientists reported the creation of the “world’s first practical artificial leaf” […]

‘Solar to Hydrogen’ Conversion System

    Sun Catalytix, an American company founded by a MIT professor, is working on a low-cost ‘solar to hydrogen’ power system and plans to launch it within the next 18 months. The product which was announced about two years ago has attracted millions of dollars in investment from the Indian industrial giant Tata. The system works […]

Nanoparticles of Silicon and Water Makes Hydrogen Gas in an Instant

he history of nanotechnology-based solutions for making fuel cells less expensive or more efficient has not really been what you would call a huge success. But a decade ago it seemed the focus on applying nanomaterials to areas such as improved catalysts for fuel cells was driven more by exploiting what the nanomaterials were good at […]

MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon

by David L. Chandler for MIT News Office Cambridge MA (SPX) Mar 07, 2013 Bringing the concept of an “artificial leaf” closer to reality, a team of researchers at MIT has published a detailed analysis of all the factors that could limit the efficiency of such a system. The new analysis lays out a roadmap […]

Australian researchers develop promising new approach to hydrogen storage

Australian researchers develop promising new approach to hydrogen storage By Leon Gettler   Australian scientists have developed a promising new approach to hydrogen storage University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, are developing a novel way to store hydrogen that could help turn it into a viable portable fuel source. The research centers on using synthesized […]

HyperSolar’s Zero-carbon Process for Hydrogen Gas Production

POSTED BY: DEXTER JOHNSON  /  TUE, MARCH 13, 2012 Last week, I covered nanotechnology research that mimics photosynthesis to split water molecules into hydrogen gas. The resulting gas could be used for powering fuel cells. Despite the comments being led off into an odd tangent about this developmentdepriving the earth of its water resources, the aim of this […]

HydroICE project developing a solar-powered combustion engine

By Ben Coxworth November 22, 2012   A video of the prototype HydroICE engine, with cotton batten indicating how steam would be used to drive the piston down Image Gallery (4 images) OK, first things first – stop picturing a car with solar panels connected to its engine. What Missouri-based inventors Matt Bellue and Ben Cooper are […]

Nanoparticle Sunlight-to-Hydrogen Generator

Durable artificial-leaf scheme could be cheap By VIRAT MARKANDEYA  /  NOVEMBER 2012   Image: Ted Pawlicki/University of Rochester PARTICLE DANCE: A semiconductor nano particle [center] helps generate hydrogen from sunlight and water. Click on image to enlarge. 14 November 2012—Researchers at the University of Rochester have found an efficient way to  produce hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight. A light-powered hydrogen […]

Hydrogen is regarded as the cleanest and greenest of all fuel

Hydrogen is regarded as the cleanest and greenest of all fuels; a California company combines its polymer coating with a small-scale solar device to form a self-contained particle that separates hydrogen from water using only the power of the Sun One of several hydrogen generator prototypes under consideration // Source: Santa Barbara, California-based-HyperSolar, Inc., a […]

U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence

Jim Wilson/The New York Times An Apache Corporation well near Hobbs, N.M. Apache is drilling in the Permian Basin, an oil field once thought played out.More Photos » By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and ERIC LIPTON MIDLAND, Tex. — The desolate stretch of West Texas desert known as the Permian Basin is still the lonely domain of scurrying roadrunners by […]